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Recipes for people with Parkinson’s

Smoothie blueberry strawberry recipe

Berry smoothie ingredients blueberries strawberries

Berry Smoothie (1-2 serves)

A berry smoothie is a great way to eat more berries. Berries are highly nutritious and are a great addition to your diet if you have Parkinson’s. They contain anthocyanins which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and may have neuroprotective effects. Not only are berries sweet and delicious but when eaten as part of the MIND diet a significant association has been shown with slowing progression of parkinsonian signs and protecting against cognitive decline1,2.

Coconut and berries is an amazing flavour combination! For this smoothie frozen berries are best. If you don’t have frozen fruit, freeze your berries for  30 minutes before blending. I hope you enjoy making and drinking this Berry Smoothie.

SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS 

  • 200 ml coconut water
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup coconut yoghurt

METHOD

  • In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Serve in a glass.

Estimated nutrition information per recipe: 315 calories, 3 grams protein, 19.5 grams fat, 29 grams carbohydrate, 89 mg sodium

Click here to check out more great smoothie recipes – Chocolate smoothies! Yum.

 

Sources
  1. Morris MC, Tangney CC, Wang Y, et al., MIND diet slows cognitive decline with aging. Alzheimers Dement 2015;11:1015–1022.
  2. Agarwal, P., Wang, Y., Buchman, A.S. et al. MIND Diet Associated with Reduced Incidence and Delayed Progression of Parkinsonism in Old Age. J Nutr Health Aging 22, 1211–1215 (2018).